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  • Westerners evacuated amid terror fears in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack …


  • Bomb detonated at Beijing airport; 1 injured

    BEIJING (AP) — A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, …


  • Surgeon: At least two paralyzed in Boeing 777 crash

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. …


  • Official: 19 firefighters die battling Ariz. fire

    YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire killed 19 firefighters Sunday afternoon after the blaze raced through an Arizona community, a state forestry official told The Associated Press. Forestry spokesman …


  • La. state police: Blast, fire at chemical plant

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a reported explosion has started a fire at a chemical plant. At least 30 people have been taken to the hospital. Capt. …


  • 360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff …


  • Death toll rises to 51 in Oklahoma tornado

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct …


  • Bodies found at Kyrgyzstan tanker crash site

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, while the …


  • Bangladesh toll 547; smell proof number will rise

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ten days after the horrifying collapse of a garment-factory building, life has become still more gruesome for crews working to recover bodies at the site. The …


  • Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope

    Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …


  • Boston police: Bombing suspect is in custody

    WATERTOWN, Mass. — Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday …


  • Source: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name …


  • Crews demolish most of house over sinkhole

    SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Crews on Sunday razed more than half of the Tampa-area home over a huge sinkhole that swallowed a man three days ago, managing to salvage some …


  • Fla. sinkhole that swallowed man grows deeper

    SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Engineers worked gingerly to find out more about a slowly growing sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom, believing the entire house could eventually …


  • VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,000 injured

    MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring …


  • Behemoth storm drops 2 feet of snow on Northeast

    BOSTON (AP) — A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and …


  • Tsunami generated by 8.0 quake in South Pacific

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific generated a tsunami Wednesday that prompting warnings to several island nations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami of …


  • Police: Suicide bombing at US Embassy in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other …


  • Obama: U.S. ready to assist Algerian officials

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. stands ready to provide whatever assistance Algerian officials need in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack at a natural gas …


  • Strong earthquake shakes parts of Alaska, Canada

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were …


  • Storms improve outlook for Mississippi River

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A release of water from the Missouri River and recent snow and rain are offering some relief for the Mississippi River. Though still dangerously low, the …


  • Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to …


  • Midwest hit by its first major snowstorm of season

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first major snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous, sometimes deadly driving conditions and threatening to …


  • GOP proposes smaller, $24B Sandy aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, less than half of what Democrats hope to pass by Christmas. The …


  • Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn’t know was soliciting …


  • For minor crimes, NYers sentenced to Sandy relief

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who got into minor trouble in Manhattan have been sentenced to Sandy. Last week, 70 people who were given community service after pleading guilty …


  • Carnegie fund mints newest class of heroes

    An apartment complex clerk shot in the head. A boy stabbed by knife-wielding men. Teens struggling to stay afloat in the Pacific. An elderly woman trapped in her burning home. …


  • Man fires some 50 shots at Calif. mall parking lot

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A suspect who fired about 50 shots in the parking lot of a crowded Southern California shopping mall, sending shoppers sprinting for safety, was cooperative …


  • Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after …


  • Man fires some 50 shots at Calif. mall parking lot

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested Saturday after firing about 50 shots in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall, prompting a lockdown of stores …

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